You can gain more control over your output through changes in what and when you eat. The most complete descript
ion I have found is at j-pouch.org. The essay includes details about
what to eat at different stages of recovery after each surgery. I keep a food journal during difficult times to find out exactly how I can tweak my diet to improve my quality of life.
Through trial and error I learned I can only handle one latte in the morning. I switched to vanilla soy milk with my coffee and almond milk on cereal. I have no problems with boiled milk so that is what I use in a lot of my cooking and baking. Much of what I have found is not logical. I have no problems with jalapenos but chili peppers are dangerous for me. Our bodies' quirky reactions can be fascinating!
Diagnosed 1987 with lower left ulcerative colitis. Hospitalized often. Mega toxic pan colitis Dec. 1999. Perforated colon and total colectomy April 2011. First j-pouch surgery March 8. Five other damaged organs removed at that time.
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